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Old 22 August 2015, 15:55   #1
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Wet ride....help!

Hey all, I run a whaly 435 rotomould rib which I'm pretty happy with except its a bloody wet ride in any sort of chop. Came back from the bournemouth airshow in to christchurch today and was soaked by the time I made the entrance. Is there anything I csn fo to reduce the spray coming off the bow? Cheers joe
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Old 23 August 2015, 06:29   #2
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Trim your engine out, will be more uncomfortable but the bow will rise
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Old 23 August 2015, 10:15   #3
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I'm not familiar with your boat, but some boats are wet by nature. It's all down to hull design, tube size, loading. If yours is a "wet" boat, then there's not a lot you can do apart from buy a decent dry suit.
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I find in my searider the speed makes a lot of difference pottering just on the plane gets a bit splashy. cracking on a bit and iv never noticed
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I'm guessing it's like this hull?



That looks like it would be wet, TBH. Fine on calm water but it's going to throw spray out in a chop - and once you factor in the attendant wind.....

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Thats the one, cheers guys, I'm putting a test plan on paper and will report back
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With that Hull/configeration... I'm afraid it Does look it might be inclined to be a "Tad on wet side"in a Chop!
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I put a set of Doel fins on it and its like a different boat, its reduced spray by 70% best £20 I've spent!
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As mentioned some boats are very wet and little will change that. Sell it and make sure you test the next boat in the conditions you intend to use it. You will never be happy with it and getting wet will annoy you more and more eventually.

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Fine on calm water but it's going to throw spray out in a chop - and once you factor in the attendant wind.....
Crosswinds get me on my boat. Spray goes out to the side, and a stiff cross breeze blows it all back onto you. Not sure there's much you can do about that, aside from changing heading or speed.

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My mates flatacraft was like swimming but being in a boat. A good waterproof, some sun glasses and a few beers and it was truly the best fun boat I have ever driven. Enjoy
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Long term I want to build a Tolman jumbo skiff but at the mo the outboard rebuild is first :-(
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Not sure there's much you can do about that,
I find that decent spray rails and a very large console tend to mitigate against back spray. The effect can be worse at low speeds - so best avoided
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Or a cabin for the less hardy of us ;-)
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Or a cabin for the less hardy of us ;-)
Oi! I resemble that remark
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